Friday, July 21, 2006

Minor League Game Goes 26 Innings


Last night, the Oneonta Tigers beat the Brooklyn Cyclones 6-1 in a New York-Penn League game [Class A].  Not much news there, huh?

Except that the game went 26 innings. 

Wow.  Nearly three full games worth of innings were played to determine a winner.  They was 21 innings that went by without so much as a run scored.  Brooklyn jumped out to a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first....and Oneonta tied it at the top of the 4th.  It stayed 1-1 from that 4th inning all the way to the 26th...where Oneonta exploded for 5 runs and mercifully ended this marathon. 

You get some nicely skewed box scores after a game like this.  Oneonta's DH Santo De Leon, center field Deick Stram and right fielder Brennen Boesch each went 1-for-12 in that game.  Not to be outdone, two Brooklyn players went 0-for-10.  Ouch!  Four players in this game struck out four times.  Oneota's Stram [pictured above] did make his 1 hit he hit the game winning two-run single in the top of the 26th inning.

The game took 6 hours and 4 minutes to play.  Fifteen pitchers were used.  There was 41 players who appeared in the game.  A total of 34 hits, 36 strikeouts, 43 runners left on base and 7 errors. 

The Tigers play State College tonight at 7pm.  Brooklyn travels to Jamestown. 


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